HLD parallel event I: Registration open for People’s Global Action (PGA) on Migration, Development and Human Rights

PGA 2013 logo(At least) two parallel events organized by civil socety will take place during the UN High-Level Dialogue (HLD) this coming October. One of them is the People’s Global Action (PGA) on Migration, Development and Human Rights, a process that actually started during the first  HLD in 2006 and has gained significant momentum since. This years’ PGA has the themePeople, Power & Communities: Building Bridges for Migrant, Labour & Human Rights.” It will take place from 30 September (Monday) – 4 October (Friday), 2013  and the venue will be the Church Center of the UN (CCUN) at  777 UN Plaza (East 44th St. & 1st Ave.).

The first PGA (then under a slightly different Name) was organized in 2006 during the first HLD because several migrants rights’ organizations felt that Civil Society participation was too limited in the” official” proceedings. When the annual Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) was established as an outcome of the deliberations in New York, the PGA was continued as an “inside-outside” strategy to engage this process. There was no PGA during last years GFMD in Mauritius, but the World Social Forum on Migration (WSFM) that took place the following week in Manila proved to be a much more comprehensive space for Migrant activism.


Now, the Registration for the 2013 PGA has opened and it can be found along several other valuable information and the Invitation to propose Workshops right here:


If previous Meetings are an indicator, the program for the event will very likely be worked on until the last Minute (at the Mexican PGA in 2011, the program was handed out at the second day of the conference 😉 Some Information on the proposed PGA week of activities has emerged already, though. Among there are a Labour-Community Rally and March across the Brooklyn Bridge (Wednesday October 2nd, 5PM at Foley Square), workshops, strategy sessions, and forums to share analysis,  organizing, and platforms for migrant rights in the US and globally      (October 1-4), NYC site visits and exchanges with migrant community      organizations and Migrant arts & activism – films, art, photography.

I have already registered for the event and will Report from it in my blog. I also plan to participate in a second parallel Event which will be the Topic of my next blog post.


About Dr. Stefan Rother

Senior Lecturer and Researcher at the Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institute at the University of Freiburg -- Freelance journalist -- You can find my CV at the links below:
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